The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Specialist role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Specialist
Rank 831 887 816
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -71
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Specialist 61 42 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.056% 0.036% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.038% 0.062%
Number of salaries quoted 57 34 62
Average salary £65,000 £49,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+32.65% +3.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £42,500 £39,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,250
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +11.80%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
103310 110572 102545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 85440 90223 84888
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Test Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Specialist in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Test Specialist
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Specialist within the UK.

Test Specialist Salary Trend in the UK

Test Specialist
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Specialist over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 within the UK.

Test Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Test Specialist
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +29 45 £50,000 +11.11% 2
London +38 26 £65,000 +26.82%
City of London +29 11 £65,000 +0.77%
Scotland +21 8 £65,000 - 1
South East +5 8 £45,000 -
Edinburgh - 8 £65,000 -
Hampshire +5 6 £47,500 +5.55%
North West - 4 £35,750 -
Portsmouth +23 3 £50,000 +21.95%
Southampton - 3 £45,000 -
Leeds - 3 £35,000 - 1
West Yorkshire - 3 £35,000 - 1
Yorkshire - 3 £35,000 - 1
Warwickshire - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 - -
Cheshire - 2 £34,000 -
Warrington - 2 £34,000 -
East of England -4 1 £50,000 +11.11% 1
East Midlands - 1 £34,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £50,000 - 1
Derby - 1 £34,000 -
Cambridge - 1 £50,000 -
Leicester - 1 £34,000 -
Nottingham - 1 £34,000 -
Worthing - 1 £29,025 -
Manchester - 1 £37,500 -
Cumbria - 1 £42,000 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £30,000 -
West Sussex - 1 £29,025 -
Derbyshire - 1 £34,000 -

Test Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Test Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Test Specialist in their job title.

1 50 (48.54%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (47.57%) Java
3 47 (45.63%) Test Automation
4 39 (37.86%) Selenium
4 39 (37.86%) Cucumber
5 34 (33.01%) BDD
6 31 (30.10%) WebDriver
7 28 (27.18%) Finance
8 27 (26.21%) HP
9 26 (25.24%) Test Strategy
10 25 (24.27%) Open Source
10 25 (24.27%) Performance Testing
11 24 (23.30%) HP UFT
12 21 (20.39%) Unit Testing
13 20 (19.42%) QA
13 20 (19.42%) Git (software)
13 20 (19.42%) Continuous Integration
13 20 (19.42%) Groovy
13 20 (19.42%) SAP
14 19 (18.45%) HP Quality Center
15 18 (17.48%) SoapUI
15 18 (17.48%) Jenkins
15 18 (17.48%) C#
16 17 (16.50%) .NET
16 17 (16.50%) E-Commerce
17 16 (15.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 16 (15.53%) LoadRunner
17 16 (15.53%) Mockito
18 15 (14.56%) ISTQB
19 14 (13.59%) Test Scripting

Test Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Test Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Test Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (3.88%) WebLogic
1 4 (3.88%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.97%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (3.88%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.91%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (2.91%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.91%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.97%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.97%) Primavera
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.91%) VoIP
1 3 (2.91%) VPN
1 3 (2.91%) SAN
1 3 (2.91%) Firewall
1 3 (2.91%) Wireless
1 3 (2.91%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.97%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 39 (37.86%) Selenium
1 39 (37.86%) Cucumber
2 31 (30.10%) WebDriver
3 24 (23.30%) HP UFT
4 20 (19.42%) Git (software)
5 18 (17.48%) SoapUI
5 18 (17.48%) Jenkins
6 16 (15.53%) Mockito
6 16 (15.53%) LoadRunner
6 16 (15.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 10 (9.71%) FitNesse
8 6 (5.83%) Visual Studio
9 5 (4.85%) Rational Functional Tester
9 5 (4.85%) JIRA
10 4 (3.88%) SpecFlow
10 4 (3.88%) TestNG
10 4 (3.88%) JUnit
10 4 (3.88%) Eclipse
10 4 (3.88%) NUnit
11 3 (2.91%) JMeter
General
1 28 (27.18%) Finance
2 9 (8.74%) Financial Institution
3 7 (6.80%) Banking
3 7 (6.80%) Retail
4 3 (2.91%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (16.50%) .NET
2 5 (4.85%) Web Services
3 3 (2.91%) XML
3 3 (2.91%) ASP.NET
3 3 (2.91%) JSP
3 3 (2.91%) WinForms
3 3 (2.91%) FIX Protocol
3 3 (2.91%) WPF
3 3 (2.91%) HTML
4 2 (1.94%) RESTful
4 2 (1.94%) WCF
4 2 (1.94%) Middleware
5 1 (0.97%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.97%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.77%) Client/Server
1 8 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.80%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.91%) CESG
4 2 (1.94%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.97%) PMI
5 1 (0.97%) NHS
5 1 (0.97%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.85%) UNIX
2 2 (1.94%) Windows
3 1 (0.97%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (48.54%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (45.63%) Test Automation
3 34 (33.01%) BDD
4 26 (25.24%) Test Strategy
5 25 (24.27%) Open Source
5 25 (24.27%) Performance Testing
6 21 (20.39%) Unit Testing
7 20 (19.42%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (16.50%) E-Commerce
9 14 (13.59%) Test Scripting
10 13 (12.62%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (9.71%) Automated Testing
12 9 (8.74%) Automation Testing
13 7 (6.80%) Functional Testing
13 7 (6.80%) Regression Testing
14 6 (5.83%) User Acceptance Testing
14 6 (5.83%) Software Testing
14 6 (5.83%) Non-Functional Testing
14 6 (5.83%) Performance Engineering
15 5 (4.85%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 49 (47.57%) Java
2 20 (19.42%) Groovy
3 18 (17.48%) C#
4 11 (10.68%) C++
5 10 (9.71%) JavaScript
6 8 (7.77%) SQL
7 7 (6.80%) Python
8 5 (4.85%) VBScript
9 4 (3.88%) Ruby
10 3 (2.91%) C
10 3 (2.91%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.94%) Perl
12 1 (0.97%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (14.56%) ISTQB
2 13 (12.62%) ISEB
3 12 (11.65%) Degree
4 5 (4.85%) SAP Certification
4 5 (4.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (3.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (3.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (1.94%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (1.94%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.94%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.97%) CSQA
7 1 (0.97%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (19.42%) QA
Systems Management
1 19 (18.45%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.91%) CORE IMPACT
2 3 (2.91%) Nessus
2 3 (2.91%) Nmap
Vendors
1 27 (26.21%) HP
2 20 (19.42%) SAP
3 11 (10.68%) Oracle
4 7 (6.80%) IBM
5 6 (5.83%) Microsoft
5 6 (5.83%) Citrix
6 4 (3.88%) WorldPay
7 3 (2.91%) Acunetix
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